A video game inspired short on the history of the Barbican, a microcosm of London

A video game inpired short on the history of the Barbican, a microcosm of London

Being born, raised and still currently residing in California, I can’t say that I’m familiar with the history of The Barbican, the storied area of London, England. To be specific, a barbican is simply a gate or outpost used to defend a city, but THE Barbican has a rich history which is masterfully told through this short video by Persistent Peril.

Working together with The Barbican, PP were able to give the short a video game aesthetic, depicting the history of the Barbican area using color to show the passing of time and the development of man made structures. Honestly, they do such a great job with the pacing, sound effects, and overall look and feel that you become engrossed in the history of the place, even if you know nothing about it.